Hydroid Awarded US$26-million Navy Contract
Included in the latest listing of US Department of Defense, Navy, contracts is the news that Hydroid Inc, has been awarded a significant UUV order for services with long-term options.
Yacht Rescue Involves Cutter in Long Tow
The Coast Guard cutter 'Block Island' has completed a 150 miles tow over a 32-hour period of the disabled 54-foot yacht 'Zulu' with 3 persons on board during bad weather off the coast of North Carolina. The captain aboard the Zulu initially contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watch-standers via satellite phone to report that the sailboat was disabled and adrift with three people aboard approximately 100 miles east of Oregon Inlet, N.C.
Gas Reformer in Spotlight at Abu Dhabi Expo
Wärtsilä is participating for the first time in ADIPEC, the currently running Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, for the first time, and…
World's Biggest Coal Port Lease for Sale
Australia's NSW government will go ahead with the long-term lease of the Port of Newcastle, the world’s biggest coal export location by annual capacity for a reported figure of around $700m, reports the Australian Journal of Mining. A long-term lease of the port would include over 700 hectares of land owned by the Newcastle Port Corporation, as well as all road and rail infrastructure wharves owned by NPC within the port boundary.
Risk Intelligence & Pole Star Form Strategic Partnership
Risk Intelligence, a security and piracy intelligence specialist, have announced their strategic partnership with Pole Star Space Applications, a leading provider of realtime asset tracking and monitoring solutions. The companies are working to integrate several solutions, allowing mutual customers to combine the benefits of realtime fleet information with the latest intelligence on piracy and security incidents around the world. The first product will be launched Q1 2014.
Jack-up Rig Wins Shell 'Best' Award a Second Time
In a recent ceremony Predrag Berlafa, 'Maersk Completer' Rig Manager, was pleasantly surprised to receive Shell’s international 'Jack-up of the Year' award for the second time in a row. Maersk Completer’s award was achieved despite having to provide personnel for Maersk Drilling’s coming eight new-buildings that will be launched within the next couple of years. A large number of personnel having been…
MLC Gains Traction But There Are Slip Ups ...
The new provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) – the seafarers "bill of rights' – have been beginning to bite since they came into effect in August 2013.